A judge has ordered rapper Meek Mill to attend etiquette classes and notify his probation officer before he takes any trips outside of the commonwealth.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday told the rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, he must complete the classes before Aug. 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The judge said Williams needed etiquette classes to refine his use of social media and to help him explain the nature of his business to the court, adding that the etiquette classes were “more important than any concerts he might have.”
Brinkley in December barred the rapper from touring for a month after finding that he violated probation restrictions. Williams’ attorney argued at the time that the restrictions were preventing his client from earning a living, and said Williams didn’t need to check in with his probation officer because his fans frequently take pictures of him when he’s touring.
“I have my own record label with seven artists. … I do radio. I do interviews,” he said.